News on the topic: war in Ukraine
13.09.2023 Six people have been detained in Belarus on charges of "preparing terrorist acts." What is known about the detainees?
In the video, some of them look beaten, some are being led on chains during investigative actions, one of the detainees was filmed in the KGB pre-trial detention center.
25.07.2023 Ukraine deserves to win: Nobel Peace Prize laureates to send a powerful message to the US government
The visit will take place in Washington DC from July 25 to 28, 2023.
30.05.2023 Deportation under scrutiny: Belarus's increasing expulsions for 'extremism' and 'protest' activities
An in-depth look at the country's controversial expulsion procedures amidst political unrest and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
05.05.2023 Libereco: Belarusian Honorary Consuls in Germany and Switzerland must resign immediately
1,000 days have passed since the Belarusian presidential elections on 9 August 2020 and the brutal suppression of the subsequent mass protests.
24.02.2023 Ukraine: Justice for the most serious crimes will promote international peace and security
Joint statement by FIDH members on the anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion into Ukraine.
21.02.2023 "We do not serve the occupiers." The manager of an auto parts store, who refused to sell the goods to the Russian military, convicted
On February 16, the Baranavičy City and District Court announced its verdict to a 65-year-old manager of an auto parts store, Viktar Makarenka
10.02.2023 Two “railway guerillas” receive 22 years of jail, and another released under an amnesty
On February 10, the Mahilioŭ Regional Court passed a verdict to three “rail guerillas” from Babrujsk: Dzmitryi Klimau, Uladzimir Auramtsau, and Yauhen Minkevich.
24.01.2023 Shot in knees and jailed: what Belarusians risks for their anti-war stance
Viasna's review of the anti-war persecution cases in 2022.
11.01.2023 Administrative prosecution in 2022: At least 6,380 arrests
Viasna's yearly review of the administrative prosecution on political grounds.
07.12.2022 Teacher gets four years in jail for a video with Russian military equipment
Iryna Abdukeryna is another convict in a series of war-related cases.
13.10.2022 “Rail guerilla” Aliaksei Shyshkavets sentenced to 11 years in jail
The political prisoner was put on ‘terrorists list’ for joining the ByPol chatbot.
11.10.2022 Investigative Committee files criminal case on Kalinoŭski Regiment fighting in Ukraine
The security body deems the unit as an ‘extremist formation’.
23.09.2022 The list of political prisoners is updated by four new names
Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community
22.09.2022 "This is a common European challenge." Belarusian human rights activists stand in solidarity with Ukraine
Human rights defenders from different countries held a solidarity action with Ukraine near the Russian Embassy in Vilnius on September 21, the International Day of Peace.
08.08.2022 Viasna informed UN Special Rapporteurs on prosecution for anti-war statements in Belarus
Over a thousand detained for anti-war protests and about 32 criminal cases brought for anti-war manifestations since February 24, 2022